Proverbs 13 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A wise son [heareth] his father's instruction; But a scoffer heareth not rebuke. 1 A wise son heeds his father's instruction, but a mocker does not listen to rebuke.
2 A man shall eat good by the fruit of his mouth; But the soul of the treacherous [shall eat] violence. 2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
3 He that guardeth his mouth keepeth his life; [But] he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction. 3 He who guards his lips guards his life, but he who speaks rashly will come to ruin.
4 The soul of the sluggard desireth, and hath nothing; But the soul of the diligent shall be made fat. 4 The sluggard craves and gets nothing, but the desires of the diligent are fully satisfied.
5 A righteous man hateth lying; But a wicked man is loathsome, and cometh to shame. 5 The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked bring shame and disgrace.
6 Righteousness guardeth him that is upright in the way; But wickedness overthroweth the sinner. 6 Righteousness guards the man of integrity, but wickedness overthrows the sinner.
7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: There is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great wealth. 7 One man pretends to be rich, yet has nothing; another pretends to be poor, yet has great wealth.
8 The ransom of a man's life is his riches; But the poor heareth no threatening. 8 A man's riches may ransom his life, but a poor man hears no threat.
9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth; But the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. 9 The light of the righteous shines brightly, but the lamp of the wicked is snuffed out.
10 By pride cometh only contention; But with the well-advised is wisdom. 10 Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished; But he that gathereth by labor shall have increase. 11 Dishonest money dwindles away, but he who gathers money little by little makes it grow.
12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick; But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
13 Whoso despiseth the word bringeth destruction on himself; But he that feareth the commandment shall be rewarded. 13 He who scorns instruction will pay for it, but he who respects a command is rewarded.
14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, That one may depart from the snares of death. 14 The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life, turning a man from the snares of death.
15 Good understanding giveth favor; But the way of the transgressor is hard. 15 Good understanding wins favor, but the way of the unfaithful is hard.
16 Every prudent man worketh with knowledge; But a fool flaunteth [his] folly. 16 Every prudent man acts out of knowledge, but a fool exposes his folly.
17 A wicked messenger falleth into evil; But a faithful ambassador is health. 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a trustworthy envoy brings healing.
18 Poverty and shame [shall be to] him that refuseth correction; But he that regardeth reproof shall be honored. 18 He who ignores discipline comes to poverty and shame, but whoever heeds correction is honored.
19 The desire accomplished is sweet to the soul; But it is an abomination to fools to depart from evil. 19 A longing fulfilled is sweet to the soul, but fools detest turning from evil.
20 Walk with wise men, and thou shalt be wise; But the companion of fools shall smart for it. 20 He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm.
21 Evil pursueth sinners; But the righteous shall be recompensed with good. 21 Misfortune pursues the sinner, but prosperity is the reward of the righteous.
22 A good man leaveth an inheritance to his children's children; And the wealth of the sinner is laid up for the righteous. 22 A good man leaves an inheritance for his children's children, but a sinner's wealth is stored up for the righteous.
23 Much food [is in] the tillage of the poor; But there is that is destroyed by reason of injustice. 23 A poor man's field may produce abundant food, but injustice sweeps it away.
24 He that spareth his rod hateth his son; But he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes. 24 He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.
25 The righteous eateth to the satisfying of his soul; But the belly of the wicked shall want. 25 The righteous eat to their hearts' content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry.